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Archive for October, 2010

It is late October in North Texas, the Dallas Cowboys look pathetic, and the Texas Ranges are in the World Series for the first time! This is a total reversal of sports fortunes here in Dallas.

We have seen a shift in the automotive world to hybrid vehicles with part electric and part gas-powered motors. There are points of efficiency to operate with batteries, and then again when horsepower is needed. The intelligence of the engine control determines when the car should operate on battery or pistons, thus removing the decision-making [...]

I was reading a Wikibon entry today about the new IBM array, SSD, 2.5 inch SAS drives etc. and was pleasantly surprised to see a comparison chart showing power, cooling and space costs of the new Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) array, the Hitachi USP, EMC VMAX and of course the IBM 8800. Frankly, I [...]

Last week, HDS announced a new storage platform, extending our leadership position in virtualization, and providing high availability and higher performance that will be pivotal in reducing storage costs in the data center. The Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) offers high density storage with high performance, massive frame consolidation potential, lower overall environmental requirements building [...]

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